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The Trip-Cam 



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The Trip-Cam 

Written By: Jack Brunning 



TOOLS: 


PARTS: 


Digital camera (1) 


Transistor (1) 


A simple model will do. 


Magnetic reed switch (1) 


Lighter m 


or trip wire or switch 


or heat gun 


Resistor (1) 


Screwdriver (1) 


Wired) 


Soldering iron CH 


Solderless breadboard (1) 




Solderless Breadboard Jumper Wire Kit 




ID 




Battery (1) 




or 9V wall plug 



SUMMARY 

In this project we are going to take an ordinary camera and turn it into a trip-wire or magnetic 
reed-switch triggered spy and security camera! 



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Step 1 — The Trip-Car 




• Lay out your components on your 
workbench. 

• I couldn't use a camera because I 
have only got one. 



Step 2 




• Put your components into the breadboard according to this schematic. 

Step 3 

• Open your camera. 



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Step 4 




• Locate the trigger button terminals 
and solder two wires to them. 

♦ Feed the wires through the trigger 
button hole. 



Step 5 




• Make all necessary jumpers and 
final connections on the 
breadboard. 

• Note: The LED and red jumpers 
represent the camera wires. 

• The blue wire represents the switch 
or trip wire. 



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Step 6 




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• Test the breadboard circuit. 



Step 7 




• Solder all the connections together 
either barebone or on perfboard. 



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Step 8 




• Now just wait for someone to 
come. 



Step 9 — Enhancments 

• LED strobe light by adding a lot of LEDs across the transistor's collector and emitter. 

• Make two: one for power, one for trigger. 

• Add lasers instead of a trip wire or switches. Use a photocell to pick up the laser light. 



This project is an easy and fun project to make whether you need to guard your room or just spy 
on people! So let's get into it! 



st generated on 2012-11-03 09:17:07 AM. 



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